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Vladimir Uversky, PhD, DSc



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Phone : (813) 974-5816

Office : MDC, 3540

Mailing address : 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC07 MDC 07
Tampa, FL 33612

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  • DSc, Biophysics, Russian Academy Of Sciences, Russia - 1998.
  • PhD, Biophysics, Moscow Institute Of Technical Physics, Russia - 1991.

Academic Philosophy

  • Progress of modern science is defined by the collaboration and team-based research. Students should be prepared for the reality of team science. This goes in parallel with creativity, critical and integrative thinking, and interdisciplinarity.

Research summary

  • Our scientific interests are broadly defined as everything related to protein folding, misfolding and non-folding. However, the passion is definitely the field of protein non-folding , which is related to the discovery of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), analysis of their abundance in nature, characterization of their exceptional structural and functional plasticity, understanding of their vital roles in various biological processes, and establishing their involvement in the pathogenesis of multiple human diseases. These and related aspects of IDPs are analyzed by a combination of a wide spectrum of computational, bioinformatics, and experimental approaches of modern protein biophysics. Due to the high abundance of IDPs in various proteomes, the exceptional structural and functional plasticity of these proteins, and their intimate relations to the maladies' pathogenesis, it is almost impossible to find an area of protein science where IDPs would not play a noticeable role.

Selected Publications

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Metabolic Regulation and Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disease, Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine, Cancer Biology, Other, Cardiovascular Sciences.


  • ASBMB (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • Biophysical Society (Member, 2006 - Present)

Patents & Licensing

  • Artificial entropic bristle domain sequences and their use in recombinant protein production (Molecular Kinetics, Inc. - 2013)
  • Artificial entropic bristle domain sequences and their use in recombinant protein production (Molecular Kinetics, Inc. - 2011)
  • Entropic bristle domain sequences and their use in recombinant protein production. (Molecular Kinetics, Inc. - 2009)

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